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lcurious

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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2007, 04:50:31 PM »
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Thanks for the new pics. Looks a little like a bad hair day!! I would assume one of the ropes had to be unlaid and spliced thru.
I think there is no way out of pulling all the rope thru each knot. It is now a matter of calculating the work for each option, long ropes, lots of pulling, short ropes lots of splicing etc etc
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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2007, 07:19:54 PM »
Hello, it is great to have found this site.  I have more questions than answers.  A huge 300 year old oak tree has fallen in my yard Using cargo net as safety nettin between the trunk & limbs, I am going to transform the tree into a colossal jungle gym.

I would appreciate any suggestions on how to construct & attach the netting between the spaces.  The trunk is 4 ft in diameter, rises in an arch approx 15 ft high with a 60 ft span.  There are large limbs that arch out from it along its sides.  The concept is to build irregular shaped cargo nets attached to the trunk & limbs.

I am thinking of spacing eyebolts 12 inches apart along the sides of the trunk & limbs.  Tie a length of rope to one eyebolt on the tree and run it to the limb eyebolt directly across from it and tie it there.  In weaving terms, the ropes connecting the trunk & the limbs would be the warp.  The ropes running parrallel to the trunk & limbs would be the weave.  Starting at the rope closest to where the tree & limb meet begin the first weave would run 12 inches off the trunk and the second would run 12 inches off the limb.  The weaving would continue in a 12 inch fan pattern untill the gap was full. 

I am considering 3/4 inch polypropylene over 3/4 manilla rope for durability.

Andre, the pictues you posted of the cargo net interior splices are helpful.  Do you have any of the examples of the splice where the weave ends at the last rope.

Thanks, JB

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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2007, 07:54:15 PM »
Hello, it is great to have found this site.  I have more questions than answers.  A huge 300 year old oak tree has fallen in my yard Using cargo net as safety nettin between the trunk & limbs, I am going to transform the tree into a colossal jungle gym.

If the tree isn't rotting already, it soon will be.  Dead trees aren't good structures to play on.
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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2007, 08:55:02 PM »
Thanks for the input Roo.  The tree has no rot at present the casuty of windstorm & septic drain field.  Only the large limbs will be used for the climbing & they are 2 ft in diameter.  Root will occur but a great deal of fun will be had on it befor chain saw is eminent.  It is also going to be sculptured into a dragon.  Oh and it landed on my 1986 Volkswagon Van.  Which is incorporated into the playground. 

Thank you for you concern.  JB

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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2007, 02:19:11 PM »
Lcurious,

I found very easy and durable splices to make cargo netting out of 1/2" 8 strand hollow braided polypropylene rope.

When my sons were small they had a playset with a cargo net attached to it.  The playset is long gone, but I found the cargo net stored away.  I untied a splice where the nettle joins the Jack Rope.  Simple.

I now have the materials & knots to complete my project.  If you are interested in the knots let me know.

Life is Good,  Happy Knotting,  JB

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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 12:15:54 AM »
Sorry for the necro-post, I'm curious of the knot you came across.

I have been scouring the net for a good splice to make a climbing net for my kids but I'm having a hard time finding a method of joining the ropes in a square shape that is  actually a splice rather than a knot. perhaps, if you are still active, you may have found a solution...

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Re: Cargo nets
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 12:44:58 AM »
Hi Pjones.

This link , https://www.usnetting.com/cargo-netting/rope-cargo-nets/ , provides a picture of the "lock tuc" method. 
Hope this helps you.

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